Youth Choir Director – Cynthia Hicks

Cynthia Hicks joined the Church of the Dunes staff in August 2016. As the director and accompanist of the Youth Choir, her primary goal is to provide a positive and engaging place where the Youth are comfortable being themselves, growing in faith together with their peers, and feeling the power of music as a way to connect with God however they need to at different times in their lives – in prayer, in praise, and in difficult times.

As a member of the congregation since 2008, Cynthia has served in many roles at Dunes: VBS Music Co-leader, substitute Adult and Children’s Choir accompanist, Communication Point Person for the Youth Council, Chair of the Invitation and Welcome Team, member of Spiritual Sisters, and member of the Adult Education Council.

Cynthia has been playing the piano since age four, and began learning organ in 2009. She has participated in church music since elementary school, and enjoys being involved in creating a positive, meaningful church experience for others.

Cynthia and her husband, Pete, have two children: Allyson who attends GVSU for secondary education in English and Math while also participating in the school’s rowing team, and Noah who attends Black River Public School in Holland and participates in soccer, basketball, lacrosse, jazz band, and choir. As a family the Hicks enjoy going to the beach, visiting with friends and family, biking, and playing games.

You can reach Cynthia via email at or phone: 616 – 610 – 2500.